And here’s a plot of the percentage difference between this year and last year (I’ve filtered out FE colleges by default as there are some massive outliers involving not much money, but you can easily add them in using the filter):
Here the region filter tells quite the story if you set it to “London” – the whole bottom end of the table, showing cuts of between 40 and 100 per cent over last year, is providers based in the capital.
There’s nothing more to say really. All the negative effects we warned against in our coverage, and you warned against in your consultation responses, have come to pass. Possibly someone, somewhere in DfE, is happy.